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  1. To succeed in HK politics, don't follow the leaders

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's desperate scramble for the bottom of the world leadership table has reached another nadir, as the people who lead the special administrative region appear ... government is on shaky ground, especially in Hong Kong where it faces an opposition that has won hundreds of thousands of votes. Tung and Tsang stumbled through their periods of office either ...

  2. Dismissal of political opposition doesn't look like government 'for the people'

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... holds such views is disturbing. He laments political opposition, dismissing it as a waste of energy and focusing on issues of 'mere passing significance'. Most Hong Kong people would ... Things do not augur well for Hong Kong's future if the mindset of Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, a member of the new Executive Council, is anything to go by ('Put the people ...

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    Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Blow to community born of dirty politics In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post. ...

  4. Politics for laughs

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and social scene. In her debut talk show Lost and Found, Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan reviewed what she called an 'era of wrong timing' for Hong Kong since former British prime ... 'he'd reply: 'I don't know. One heart, one vision, for Hong Kong!'' Leung was accused of distancing himself during a Legislative Council probe into alleged conflict ...

  5. June 4 play reveals role played by Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... centring on sensitive political issues was a tough business in Hong Kong because it was difficult to rent the more affordable performance venues run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department ... Cheung Man-kwong and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming play themselves in the drama Beliefs Soar, which includes a storyline about the Hong Kong-based operation that helped dissidents flee overseas via Hong ...

  6. Village representative stands up for women's rights in rural politics

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... and talk with the elderly. 'This is part of a project co-organised with Hong Kong Children and Youth Services in Tsuen Wan,' Wong said. While she may have won applause from both inside ... Tanna Chong New Territories villages may be still male-dominated, but women are slowly breaking into rural politics and changing traditional thinking about gender. Of the 1,753 candidates ...

  7. TV chef is cooking some political advice

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A celebrity chef is adding some spice to a Hong Kong political party. Martin Yan Man-tat, host of the hit cooking show Yan Can Cook, has been appointed as an adviser to the New ... and a Hong Kong success story.' Ip, a former Secretary for Security, did not elaborate on what other qualities and expert advice the mainland-born, San Francisco-based chef would bring ...

  8. Doping scandal rocks Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong swimming was left reeling by its first doping scandal yesterday after it was revealed that a member of the East Asian Games squad had tested positive for steroids. Promising junior Johnny Lau Chun-leung (pictured) has been handed a two-year ban after a hearing by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association (HKASA), ruling him out of next month's ...

  9. $62m package to pay for Tsang's political aides

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... The Frontier's Emily Lau Wai-hing said the expansion in the appointment system would not help democratisation. Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong vice-chairman Lau Kong ... Jimmy Cheung and Ambrose Leung Two new tiers of political appointees have been proposed for the government in a revamp seen as paving the way for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairwoman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and commerce lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung. A high-ranking government official cautioned against being too serious about Mr Tien's words, ...




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